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Mount Stuart House

Visit Mount Stuart

Discover award winning Mount Stuart, one of Britain's most spectacular and exciting Victorian Gothic mansions located on the beautiful island of Bute. Explore this imaginative and stunning house and its priceless art, literature and cultural collections. The interiors reflect the 3rd Marquis of Bute's passion for history, art, astrology and mythology and his vivid imagination with inspiring architecture and innovations ahead of their time. It was once the most technologically advanced house of its age. Enjoy the 300-acre estate of gardens and woodlands, which are home to native and exotic species of plants - including important botanical specimens that are endangered in their own habitats. You can also sample the delights of the award winning visitor centre and café, which makes full use of local produce - including fruit and vegetables from Mount Stuart Kitchen Garden.

For lovers of
History and heritage, culture, art, nature, gardens.


Dates and times

31 March to 22 October 2017 excluding closures as below. Other exclusions may apply, customers are advised to check directly with Mount Stuart on 01700 503877 or at

14/4/17, house closes 1300, 15/4/17, full house closure, gardens open, 16/4/17, house open from 1200, 22/4/17 house closes 1300, 13/5/16 house closes 1300, 3/7/16 house closes 1300,

4/7/17   house open from 1200, 8/7/17 full house closure, gardens open, 9/7/17 house open from 1200, 22/7/17 house closes 1300, 23/7/17 house open from 1200, 5/8/17 full house closure, gardens open, 6/8/17 house open from 1200, 26/8/17 house closes 1300, 2/9/17 house closes 1300, 3/9/17 full House closure, gardens open, 4/9/17 house open from 1200, 7/9/17 house closes 1300

Guided tours hourly 1130 to 1530 March, April and October. Extended tour with upgraded ticket at 1300.

On bank holiday weekends May to Sept opening hours apply. May to Sept guided tour at 1100, self-guided tours 1200 to 1600. Special tour with upgraded ticket at 1430.

Customers can choose to pay an additional £4.00 for adults or £1.75 for children to upgrade their ticket to become a member of Mount Stuart which will allow year round access to the Gardens and self-guided admission to the House. To upgrade the joint ticket to give access to the special tour option an additional charge of £9.75 for adults and £5.15 for children is payable directly to Mount Stuart. To also become members, the additional charges as before, will apply.


In association with Mount Stuart Trust.


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Wemyss Bay Port Office

01475 520521 (opt 2)


Including local bus service from Rothesay.

Adult £17.40

Child £10.10

Ticket includes a £1 voucher off the Mount Stuart Guide Book.

Excluding bus

Adult £13.60

Child £8.10


Bute, depart from Wemyss Bay


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